The Iron Rail is an out of the way community library, art center, music center, and volunteer bookstore in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans.
The Iron Rail hosts a community library in its building on Marigny Street
My buddy Airplane introduced it to me on Friday. For ten dollars or through volunteer hours, members have access to a nice collection of philosophy, literature, art, back issues of zines, anarchist tracts, and other good stuff.
If you have a paper to write for college in a humanities course, you have pretty much everything here. I found an Iris Murdoch book I've been wanting to read. Also, I lost my original Of Grammatology and they have that too. Items in the collection are organized by subject and author. The library is a browsing collection so don't expect a card catalog.
Hours are sporadic but the place seems to be mostly open after 1 until like 7.
Movie night is on Tuesday. Meetings are on Wednesdays.
The Iron Rail
511 Marigny Street
New Orleans LA